Article description: by redlh
Category: General LH-LX-UC
Date added: Sep 5 2008, 10:27 PM
Article starter: enderwigginau
This was a very simple mod - especially since the dash was apart and a rewire in progress. With the old indicator switch and lever removed the new control stalk loom could be threaded down through the steering column. The wiring for the old floor mounted dipper switch and the windscreen wiper/washer switch was disconnected and rerouted to the new connector. Then, with the help from a UC wiring diagram, the wiring was reconnected and tested.
The new control stalk was for a VB/VC Commodore, bought new from Rare Spares. It was simply a matter of removing the single screw retaining the old lever and replacing it with the new lever. A small amount of filing had to be done for the new lever to clear the steering housing so it wouldn't foul during operation.
Not much to this one really. Puts the dipper switch off the floor and onto the column for simpler hand operation. But the best thing about this is no more fumbling around on the dash for the wipers and washers. The new stalk also provides a single sweep position as well as the normal two speeds. This is obviously for the benefit of LH owners but it can also be done to an LX.
I recently had to replace the stalk with a new one. This was caused by not enough metal being removed from the housing and causing the micro switch housing to come apart due to the extra side loads on the stalk. I took out another 5mm from the circled area and now there are definitely no clearance issues.
For info, this caused erratic headlight and dipper operation. Very scary, considering it happened while driving home from work at 2am. I got home by holding the dipper stalk on giving me high beam only.
Need to load the pics up - ender
Fitting A Uc/commodore Indicator Stalk